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Oct 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
for by the payroll tax. that's called -- a kind of single payer. but the republicans for years have been saying -- no we don't want it that way. we want private insurers. we want a profit motive the we want a market. and indeed if you look back, historically, richard nixon came up with a proposal that was very, very close to the affordable care act. democrats didn't like it. it wasn't close enough to social security and medicare. mitt romney, the reason the president is -- in massachusetts is because obama care was modeled exactly after romney care in massachusetts. including the individual man date, which mitt romney after he signed that into law and was asked where did the mandate come from. he said an idea from the heritage foundation. and i heard from it through newt gingrich. that's where -- that's where this comes, this comes from. so for republicans now to turn around and say, oh, we think this is just awful. we don't like any of this. well it its beyond ironic. it is sort of -- tragic and comic. >> secretary sebelius -- >> the president made it clear. and our policy was put
MSNBC
Nov 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
, you would qualify for tax credits to reduce the costs of monthly premiums. that's good news. and if you earn $29,000 a year or less, and there's a lot of americans that are there, we'll explain that later in this broadcast, about just what 29 grand is to the working folk of america in this country, you can get additional subsidies to cover out-of-pocket costs like co-pays. these are the details that, well, fox just isn't talking about. and if you're wondering how many people in this country make about $29,000 a year, stick around. we've got some staggering numbers for you on that a little bit later on. get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. tonight's question. will red state governors pay a political price for not implementing obama care? text a for yes, text b for no to 67622, you can always go to our blog at ed.msnbc.com and leave a comment there, especially about virginia. and, of course, we'll bring results later on in the show. for more on this, i want to bring in the senator from iowa, tom harken, who was on the ground floor of the affordable care act. he qua
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
worst nightmare. grover norquist is calling the shots on the tax policy. all of a sudden under the rules of the senate you need a supermajority to pass tax increases. if you're a pro choice woman especially in light of the fact that with a current make-up of the supreme court, you be concerned you're going to lose your right to access and safe abortion. so, again, the fact of the matter is, you know -- >> connect those dots for me, though. connect those dots. is the argument this? that if you muck with what the current filibuster rules are, you essentially begin to slide down a slippery slope, which will mean in the future republicans will muck with it in all kinds of radical ways? >> exactly. you're playing the long ball. if you're the democratic leadership looking out for the institution as a whole, you've got to be concerned about what may occur in the future. because after all, you know, you can't guarantee -- >> in the minority some day. >> yeah. you can't guarantee. >> here's the problem with the argument. right now, we seeing violations of all kinds of norms. the amount of f
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
expected and millions of americans will also qualify for tax credits to make the coverage even more affordable. we know that consumers are eager to purchase this coverage, and to the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in insurance care coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. i want to assure you that healthcare.gov can and will be fixed and we are working around the clock to deliver the shopping experience that you deserve. we are seeing improvements each week and by the end of november the experience on the site will be smooth for the vast majority of users. over the past month, millions of visited healthcare.gov to take a look at new health care coverage under the affordable care act. in that time, nearly 700,000 applications for coverage have been submitted across the nation. more than half of those are in the federal marketplace alone. this tremendous interest confirms that american people are looking for quality affordable healt
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
. if they're not eligible for the subsidy and then once we reconcile these records, they get taxed the money back off of their refund. and so this is what i mean when i say rude awakenings. people are signing up for insurance. they're getting tax credit subsidies funded by taxpayers. the irs is already telling us they're confused about how to do this. you're not telling us whether or not you're proactively determining whether, say, an under 26-year-old is actually eligible for the subsidies you're trying to sell them and the problem is once we learn whether or not they were eligible and if they weren't, people in good faith will be signing up for subsidies that they're not eligible for. >> i think you're asking a different question, which is are we doing 100% income verification on everyone. >> and subsidy eligibility verification. >> yes. so part of the question in the application process is are you depending on your parents, on your parents tax plan so that is part of the questioning that goes on and if so we move them in that direction. more importantly, part of what you're asking i
MSNBC
Oct 28, 2013 2:00pm PDT
companies pay zero percent tax rate. i would like to know where the big target shooter stands on that. does he think that's fair for average americans? that 10 percent of meramerica's largest companies pay zero percent? never answers those kinds of questions because the conservative media protects those folks. cruz cares about protecting his big money corporate interests, and he's always at work. he wants those folks to put him in office. and you know what, as of late, there is no better example than his most recent stunt. pay attention, folks. ted cruz is blocking president obama's nominee for chairman of the federal communications commission. now, the president has nominated ex tell com industry lobbyist tom wheeler. good guy. wants him to head up the fcc. now, of course, there are five seats on the federal communications commission, and three of them are vacant. and, of course, they're looking for some good democrats, because that's how it works when you have a democratic president. wheeler is a democrat, and republicans are worried that he might, wait a minute, enforce provisions
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2013 4:30am PST
business and go on one of these exchanges, you can get a tax credit, right? >> you can, but a broker can help you actually get the tax credit. and the irs has a great website set up where you can actually calculate or your broker can help you calculate what that tax credit would be for you and your employees. >> that brings up a question we received on facebook. sherry writes, "i and my husband are self employed business/owner operators. we are self insured. is it better to continue with my regular insurance highmark or go to the government site?" how do you answer that, tom? >> every individual has a separate circumstance, and there's no true single answer that's best for any person across the country. the fact is, health insurance is complicated and ever more complicated today than 15 years ago, so you have to go through a complicated process, regardless of a individual, small business, large business. whether you're self insured or fully insured, you have to go through the process to figure that out. >> what's the benefit of me getting insurance through one of the exchanges, versus te
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2013 6:00am PDT
from the treasury department showed a combination of more revenue like taxes and less spending. that led to a gap of $680 billion. guess what. it takes revenues and spending cuts to cut the deficit. they ought to work together on that. $2.08 billion is how much americans are spending on candy for halloween this year. never mind the declarations for the national retail federation. they expect an additional $2.6 billion on costumes and more people in my neighborhood i swear do halloween decorations than for the holidays. 75 days is how many we have before the primary for the special election for the late bill young and florida primary will be key to see the better position for the march 11 general election. the special election of one of the most competitive seats left in the house of representatives. 16 is how many democratic women senators all in fact signed in a private letter to hillary clinton urging her to run for president in 2016. they spilled the beans about it and a list in new york on monday, sources say barbara boxer led the effort that included other names mentioned as can
MSNBC
Oct 28, 2013 7:00pm PDT
women across the state have access to quality health care. i would rather see our tax dollars spent on improving our kids' schools rather than defending this law. greg abott immediately filed an appeal to today's ruling. joining me now, msnbc and planned parenthood in houston, texas, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. this must have been quiet a win down there today. >> yes, lawrence, thank you. this ruling is a victory for our parents. it's a ruling for women. it sends a clear signal across 50 states. it is unconstitutional for politicians to pass laws that take away the private personal health care decisions that women make in consultation with their physician. >> melanie, i just want to check one thing. the 30 mile rule of being knocked out, does that mean there won't be any facilities that will have to close as a result of any other provisions in this law? >> well, that remains to be seen. but what this does mean is that women across the state will have access to abortion care preserved for them. >> crystal, here is a george w. bush judge looking at what this lu legislature d
MSNBC
Oct 28, 2013 12:00pm PDT
example, the main way the government subsidizes health care for people under 65 is through a tax provision, where if your employer pays your cash, you pay taxes on it and if he pays in health insurance, you don't pay tax. this reduces revenue by $300 billion a year. if it were a government program, it would be one of the largest within the federal government. the way the subsidy is structured, the higher the tax rate, the more it is worth. ted cruz, his wife is a highly paid investment banker, they get their insurance through a cadillac plan at goldman sachs and it cost $40,000 a year in 2009. to get a sense, family health insurance would cost 15,000 or 16,000, well more than twice as expensive as normal. the tax benefit is worth about $15,000. now the cost to insure a family of four on medicaid at that time was about $11,000. so that it's not that their health plan cost more than medicaid but the part subsidized by taxpayers cost more than the entirety of medicare coverage. what the affordable care act does is shift around the subsidies, it takes the money and puts it to people
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2013 4:00am PST
campaigns. they include gop darlings like rush limbaugh and dick marsh urging people to avoid tax refunds as a ways to avoid or sign petitions rejecting their state exchanges. then there's the gop icing on the cake. a two-week government shutdown and the threat to blow up the economy if the health care isn't dismantled. strong stuff. ron reagan, i want to start with you. this has been a concerted effort. it's like when you read about lincoln coming to washington through baltimore and into town because the secession movement has begun. they didn't give this guy a honeymoon. they didn't give him nothing. they started going after him from the beginning. >> no. and they haven't learned their lesson. they just got their hat handed to them with their government shutdown and the debt ceiling, and you'd think they'd be chasing it a bit, but they're going to keep this up. it's an ideological war they're fighting where these tea party members, they think the government is bad. not only do they think that obama's government is bad, any government is bad. so they want government to fail. whic
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT
quality affordable health care as everybody else. a hot of people will qualify for new tax credits under this law, that will bring down costs even further. so that if you lose your job, or you start a new business, or you're self-employed or you're a young person trying several jobs until you find that one that sticks. you're going to be able to be insured. insurance that goes with you. and gives you freedom to pursue whatever you want. without fear that accident or illness will derail your dreams. this marketplace is open now. insurance companies are competing for that business. the deal is good, the prices are low. but let's face it, we've had a problem. a website hasn't worked the way it's supposeded to. over these last couple of weeks. and as a consequence, a lot of people haven't had a chance to see just how good the prices for quality health insurance through these marketplaces really are. now ultimately, this website, healthcare.gov, will be the easiest way to shop for and buy these new plans, because you can see all these plans right next to each other and compare prices and see
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2013 9:00am PDT
we don't need and closes wasteful tax loopholes that don't help create jobs so that we can free up resources for the things that do create jobs and growth. building new roads, building new bridges and schools and airports. that creates jobs. >> meantime, republicans are doubling down today on the problems that be have plagued the obama care website with senator dan coats of indiana delivering the weekly gop response. >> too many americans still cannot even access the online exchanges and for the few that have, their experiencing sticker shock. the president told us that obama care is more than a website. i agree. it it is more than just a website and the problems run far deeper than a few technological glitches. >> well, the white house released a progress report late friday on the website fix saying it is improving with users now waiting an average of less than a second for pages to load compared to eight seconds in the first few weeks. teams are working to improve the application process and increase system speed and efficiency. another round of fixes is planned for this weekend.
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2013 3:00pm PDT
families. meanwhile, these very same guys fighting against jobs programs wanting to give more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. it is totally obscene. >> but, you know, senator, the food stamp cuts that will hit tomorrow will slash about $5 billion from the program. now, that's less than the $6.9 billion we spent in fighter jet contracts just this year alone. and get this. it's a fighter jet program that the pentagon doesn't even want. why don't they cut it from there? >> oh, well, al, i guess the answer has something to do with poor people and working people do not make large campaign contributions. our military industrial contractors do. billionaires do. the fact of the matter is that not only are we going to look at a major cut in food stamps tomorrow as you well know, the republican bill -- farm bill passed in the house calls for another $40 billion in cuts over the next ten years. so these guys at a time when many of our kids are facing real challenges getting the food they need, the nutrition they need, these guys are going to war against the kids. they want more
MSNBC
Oct 27, 2013 11:00pm PDT
insurance in other states. we pay money for our federal taxes, we're going to get that back. you look at states like texas and texas is going to have all those texans paying for the insurance in california or in michigan? i don't think so. it's a great 2014 issue for both congress and for democrats running for governor. >> that's not the case. texas is not expanding their medicaid rolls. they're not giving them away because they're not expanding the rolls which is care cost for them, and you know the obama care only pays the bills for a short period of time. 90% but they don't pay the whole thing. again, you're asking people to expand the role of government, and in texas, they don't want to do that. they want to have private sectose sectors -- >> so they'll give those away. the texans pay those taxes. >> those tax dollars are not paying for obama care. >> let's not just talk about the expansion of medicaid, though. i think it's very easy to lose me and a lot of our viewers here. keep it to the big question, which is, how did this get botched and what are the consequences of it? there
MSNBC
Oct 29, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. i'm sure it's some pretty great things. the cruz's get to deduct all of that $40,000 for tax or that income is never taxed. that's a subsidy worth about $15,000, more than it costs to cover a family of four under medicaid. so this is a crazy feature of our current health care system. and i would note, the cruz's are probably not going to get to keep their health care plan. there will be an excise tax on these extremely high-cost plans that will push employers like goldman sachs to give their employees smaller health plans, pay them more in cash. so i think the president shouldn't have said if you like your health plan you can keep it. one of the key objectives was to change the way in which americans are covered in ways that cover more people, more reliably, at lower cost. and so some people will change plans because of that. >> absolutely. josh barrow, jared bernstein, i wish we had more time. we don't. but thank you. and we'll be right back. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2013 12:00am PDT
used to work for have sold in the past. in fact, the majority of them will qualify for tax credits or subsidies to bring the cost down. so they will be paying less for better coverage. >> quickly, did the administration over-promise when they said repeatedly if you like your plan you can keep it? >> well, it was unfortunate language. because the president nor congress in this law can really control the insurance companies that well, that effectively. they control the health care system in many ways. they're able to get away with this, and they are, as we're seeing. >> right, it was a promise that they're seeing they could not themselves keep. wendell potter, thank you very much. >>> all right, congressman barney frank's name was brought up, cited as the authority, the man supporting the bill. but that is not exactly the case. he will be here to react coming up next. >>> a big day for congress today, back in the swing of things, back to work. house of representatives holding one of its first floor votes since the government shutdown ended two weeks ago. and what did they vote on? th
MSNBC
Nov 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
the table. his budget costs seniors more on medicare and gives tax breaks to millionaires. well, what is that? we want medicare over millionair millionaires. >> seems we would be readjudicating the 2012 election altogether. i want to ask you, in the budget process, i know there was a call. it was reported that yourself and leader reid and a number of others, democratic leaders with the president, kind of all on the same page going into the budget process. and then this week, we read on wednesday that the president has said he is flexible about whether or not revenues can be on the table. and i know you've said revenues need to be on the table. harry reid has said revenues need to be on the table. are you confident that the president is going to, you know, stay with where the democratic caucus is on that issue? >> i think we'll stay together. if you have revenue on the table, you come to a bigger agreement to reduce the deficit, to grow the economy, to do so in a fiscally sound way. if you don't have revenue on the table, we've cut -- it's important to note that going into this debate
MSNBC
Nov 5, 2013 11:00am PST
that supportive yet, at the same time he's expanding medicaid in his state -- >> and taxes. >> and he hasn't put up much of a fuss around same-sex marriage. so in that way, i think people sort of excuse where he falls on some of these issues because he has cut such a wide swath in that state, particularly around sandy. it was very much the perfect political storm for him because he was able to really grapple with that story in a visible way, of course, embracing obama the way he came to that state and obama came back to the state after the storm had passed to see the cleanup work they had done. african-americans are going to turn out for him. he should get something like 30 to 35% of the vote, up from 9% is what he had before. his argument will be nationally he can do the same thing. i think that's still very much an open question. >> what is interesting, jimmy. okay, listen, the most conservative in the republican party, don't seem to like chris christie, numbers are down with the tea party. while cuccinelli not expected to win tonight, very close race, was invited to that annual
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2013 7:00am PDT
? there's no need for a further deficit reduction. republicans don't want the tax increase. democrats don't want entitlement cut asks why would they get together to reduce the deficit? the one thing that's motivating toward a grand bargain is that democrats dislike the sequestration cuts and would like to unwind them, but i don't think they can reach a deal to unwind very much of them because they would have to -- in order to offset them they would have to raise taxes or cut entitlements and people if they hate the sequester, they don't hate the sequester to cut the entitlements. you might sell off federal-owned timberlands and raise fees and you wouldn't be able to unwind very much of the sequester. >> if briefly, if you can, congressman. i do hope we have a grand bargain and if it would seem to me that the private sector needs help in getting out of this recession. you talk about democrats, social security, medicare and all of that. we're talking about food stafrms, poor people and pain. we're not talking about reverends and rabbis. they can pray all they want and they've
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2013 8:00pm PDT
for tax credits or subsidies to bring the cost down. so they will be paying less for better coverage. >> quickly, did the administration overpromise when they said repeatedly if you like your plan you can keep it? >> well, it was unfortunate language. because the president nor congress in this law can really control the insurance companies that well, that effectively. they control the health care system in many ways. they're able to get away with this, and they are, as we're seeing. >> right, it was a promise that they're seeing they could not themselves keep. wendell potter, thank you very much. >>> all right, congressman barney frank's name was brought up, cited as the authority, the man supporting the bill. but that is not exactly the case. he will be here to react coming up next. it's a growing trend in business: do more with less with less energy. hp is helping ups do just that. soon, the world's most intelligent servers, designed by hp, will give ups over twice the performance, using forty percent less energy. multiply that across over a thousand locations, and they'll provide
MSNBC
Nov 5, 2013 2:00am PST
controversial taxing scheme for the sale of legal marijuana, and 11 counties will decide whether to pursue splitting away and forming their own state. >>> the nfl is investigating charges that a miami dolphins player was bullied by a teammate who sent him racist and threatening texts. the dolphins suspended guard richie incognito for conduct detrimental to the team, and "the miami herald" reports that it plans to cut ties with him. incognito allegedly sent messages that were racist and threatening. he says the charges are false. >>> dolphins tackle jonathan martin left the team last week and has reportedly been bullied ever since he was a rookie last year. martin says he was pressured into paying $15,000 for incognito and teammates to go to las vegas. the players union is also investigating what may be serious problems in the dolphins locker room culture. >>> a bill protecting the lgbt community from workplace discrimination has cleared a big hurdle in the senate, and it succeeded with some republican support. today, gay rights advocates are praising the move, but celebrations could
MSNBC
Nov 5, 2013 9:00am PST
. they want tax cuts for the most part but they have been put off from the direction the party is going from the conversations i had here. fascinating to see what the turnout operation does around the house. right now slow and steady in northern virginia. i'm sure mcauliffe would like that picked up a little bit. >> sasha, in terms of turnouts, traditionally we think of republicans as having much better operation in terms of turning out voters in off year elections. do you think that democrats are learning the lesson of how to get voters to the polls when the states are not seen nationally as that high but ultimately are quite high for a party -- for a political landscape that sees most action happening at the state level? >> yeah. arguably the biggest shift that's taken place innovation in the world of campaigning has come in terms of mobilizing voters, turns them out, not just persuading them. campaigns especially on the left have gotten smarter about understanding behavioral psychology of motivating voters. what's come away, obvious we have conversations and talk about will dem
MSNBC
Nov 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
health care effort in america is that small businesses are going to be taxed heavily. that small businesses are going to see their rates go through the roof, and they're going to have to let people go. >> well, the fact is that anybody under 50 employees, they don't have to do anything if they don't want to. but folks under 25 employees, we're urging them to check object th on this exchange, because they could get some tax credits and they might be able to provide affordable health insurance for their folks at a lesser cost than what most of them are doing right now. >> so how could 400 businesses in kentucky have it wrong? why don't we have 49 other kentuckies across america? well, it's obstruction. that's the story on the ground in kentucky. but this is the story in washington. >> when it it comes to jobs, some have called the law the single biggest detriment to job creation in america right now. >> part-time workers, the poor, pay still have no insurance, but now they may have no job. >> jobs are being lost, premiums are going up. >> the real problem is we're driving everyone
MSNBC
Nov 1, 2013 2:00pm PDT
going to cut costs? when it didn't. how many times did he tell us it wasn't a tax when it was. how many times did he tell us you could keep your insurance when you can't. this is an epidemic of dishonesty. and yet reporters won't report it, and poor ed schultz is saying that it's just so positive that nobody dares talk about it. >> bozell is wrong on all accounts. across the board he's wrong. hannity has now been reduced to defending junk insurance policies. and i wonder if he knows that most junk insurance policies only last about a year, when people actually figure out they have been hoodwinked into a policy that doesn't cover snot. that's why obama care is good. sean, i know, it's probably a little over your head. but i'll give it a shot again. a few weeks ago, i asked sean hannity to go face-to-face with me in a debate. instead of accepting what he has decided to do, this is his -- comes back with a challenge, he's playing clips of my show in his media clip or whatever, in his segment. look, i'm about the truth. and it would seem to me that if i'm wrong on these things, that handy w
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
heck. you just pay your taxes, government pays the bills, no website, no confusion. that's what we didn't get, and it's the spin machine that's made us think that this is some kind of -- >> and despite all the spin and despite the complication and the healthcare.gov glitches, when we look at the questions about an opinion of the affordable care act, we still see that in october of 2013, in september of 2013, in july of 2013, it's pretty consistently above a third of americans thinking it's a good idea, fewer than half of americans thinking it's a bad idea, and this is despite, as you point out, tara, the massive misinformation obfuscation campaign by republicans on this. i mean, they've been running against obama care for three election cycles. >> i have to jump on the electoral cal clus, which is what about the government shutdown? we have totally forgotten about the government shutdown and how the republican party blundered that. where people were out of work for week, billions of dollars were lost. so we're coming -- but the aca has obfuscated this, and this is going to be a rea
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2013 12:00am PDT
, passing a budget that cuts taxes for the rich and implements harsh restrictions to republgtive health. at the same time, he has defied his own republican tea party. there are two possibilities of what's going on and they're not mutually exclusive. one is that he's actually standing up against the right wing in ohio because he believes it's wrong and inexcusable to make 270,000 ohioans go without health care. he realizes his first two years in office were far to the right over the ohio electorate. and this is an attempt to move back in line with the public and set himself up for an event chul presidential run. senator, what is your read on the state of play of the politics of medicaid expansion in your state right now? >> complicated, chris, on the one hand, the government should have definitely used political courage, the fourth his gop members in the house and the senate to bring it to the floor for a vote. he refused to do that. they refused to do that. one in six ohioans live in poverty so we need real leadership here. the fact that this was pushed through the controlling board --
MSNBC
Oct 31, 2013 1:00pm PDT
taxes for the very rich are just too important. joining us now, i'm delighted to say, is democratic congresswoman caroline maloney of new york. good afternoon, ma'am. >> good afternoon, martin. >> this cut works out, i think, to about 8 cents per meal. that may not sound a lot to many people, but i know in addition to an event today with new york coalition against hunger, you recently visited a children's food pantry in new york and saw firsthand what this is like. >> well, what it translates into, this $5 billion that this cut is going to be is the scariest halloween ever for hungry americans. it translates into roughly $1.50 that they get per meal per day. and this cut will -- >> $1.50. now, i can't buy -- >> they're going to cut thought. >> -- coffee for $1.50 in this building in rockefeller center. they want to cut it from $1.50 to $1.40. >> try living on $1.40 per meal in america. people are hungry. they are hungry in america. roughly 50 million people are not getting three meals a day, and they're cutting not only the $5 billion that goes into effect tomorrow, but in the farm
MSNBC
Nov 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
and congress couldn't tax or regulate trade or raise an army. it didn't really trump the states which you write were essentially sovereign nations and jefferson had a different vision. you write in your book, fixated at governing at the national level and served on a committee to consider ben franklin's original proposal in the articles of con federation and jefferson was a persistent advocate of more central command. why was that so important to him? >> because he was ultimately a pragmatic politician. one of the things that goes to what we all do all day and what we think about and a lot of folks that we know and love think about, thomas jefferson was a career politician, for 40 years from 1769 until 1809, almost constantly in public office. he stepped out for a little while, running but by and large, he was there. and he believed in the life of the republic. he believed that the american revolution and ensuing american government was the embodiment of this extraordinary idea in western culture about human self-government. and that was something that was precious to him. and while h
MSNBC
Oct 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
people are going to get a tax credit to help them purchase a better insurance policy at a lower overall cost. so again, i think the secretary explained that well as you indicated, there were some people who wouldn't accept the answers even though they were accurate answers. >> this was a opportunity for people at home who were still uncertain about the website to hear from the person leading the way, but is there anything in the hours long hearing today that would make the process better? the website, getting people in all states to sign up for affordable health care. >> as you know, there's some states that are moving ahead on their own and then there are the other states part of the federal system. and some of the states are way ahead of the game, the state of kentucky has been a great example. thousands of people signing up. the administration was brought in the new point person, the one who created that punch list and said they were going to work through the punch list so they can have the system up and running for a vast majority of people by november. as we know, the signu
MSNBC
Nov 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
the tax treatment, you also have people getting bumped off their insurance, because that would actually change the cost structures for insurance companies, right? >> well, no, you wouldn't. depending how you did it, you could make it seamless. this is one of the problems with the affordable care act. it does it in such a haphazard way, while it does deal with preexisting exclusions, it increases premium and kicks people off coverage they currently have. >> your response, brad woodhouse. >> that's not true. we're seeing across the country, premiums go down in the aggregate. we've also seen the lowest increase in health care costs since the 1970s. since the affordable care act was enacted. if you listen to republicans, usually you know, they will say, we like this, and we like that, and you find out most of the stuff they like is already, joy, in the affordable care act. >> including the preexisting conditions exclusion. loni chin, i want to ask you regarding the objections conservatives have to the affordable care act, are you not focusing only on the individual purchasers, but
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Nov 2, 2013 1:00pm PDT
legalized marijuana, they're deciding whether or not to impose a 15% sales tax to raise an estimated $40 million for school construction. i guess they're lighting it up for the kids. >>> back east, new jersey residents are set to vote for an amendment to their state constitution to raise the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour. plus annual adjustments for inflation. the state legislature passed a bill with a rate increase this year but it cot a veto from governor chris christie who said it would, quote, jeopardize the economic recovery. and if you didn't think it was hairy enough out there, november is being coined mo-voember men grow a mustache as part of an effort to raise money and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. bars and restaurants offer it special deals to raise deals. go online to find out more and register. >>> and that's this week's fyi. >>> coming up, i'll preview the conversation with a national leader whose secret to secret is discipline, disruption and dark chocolate. >> so understand that this is the republican party, you know, i used to say, oh, the tea party h
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Oct 28, 2013 10:00am PDT
your federal taxes, you said, if you want to get a federal contract you should be prohibited from doing that. barack obama the senator agreed with that, i'm agreeing with it now, yet we till can't get that kind of bill done, it's just another symptom of the two sides working together. i want to be that person. i'm a tea party guy but i want to work in a bipartisan way to strive forward but it's just not happening and it's very frustrating. >> at the same time on health care, do you think with all the problems with website, we're all acknowledging and ridiculinridin fact people tell me, i.t. people, if you don't know what is wrong with the code, you're really going to have to start from scratch. they don't know how there's an easy fix to this. at some point if the website works, is it possible republicans in general were wrong, that giving health care to however many million more people is bottom line a good thing? >> i'm not opposed to a website. i am concerned about a website that is not open and transparent, that is transmitting information that is not encrypted, that is causing more
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Oct 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
some new tax credit possibilities. for large employers, about 96% of them already cover their employees. as you know, the penalty that your constituents refer to is not a penalty that is imposed in 2014, it is being discussed with businesses about what kind of information is exchanged and will take place in 2015. >> he's going to use the gavel on me if you don't hush. i yield back my time. >> the chair would recognize the general lady from california, miss eshoo. >> thank you, mr. chairman. welcome, madam secretary. you're a distinguished woman. you have distinguished yourself in your state, the offices that you've held and now working for the american people and i salute you for it. i want to really congratulate my republican pals for being absolutely 1,000% consistent. you love what's wrong with the website and you detest what's working in the affordable care act. and i think that that is on full display here. but let's get back to the website, because that's what the hearing is about. it's my understanding that november 31st -- is a hard date for having everything up and ru
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Oct 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. because of the tax credits that we're offering, and the competition between insurers, most people are going to be able to get better comprehensive health care plans for the same price or even cheaper than projected. >> see ya, republicans, you're on the wrong side of history. did you hear what the president just said? if you're getting one of these letters that the republicans are so concerned about, just go to the exchange. you will get better insurance and your prices will go down. it is hilarious to see what has unfolded in these meetings on capitol hill, these hearings. we have seen now the republicans step forward and defend junk insurance. what else would you expect from the republican party, but a bunch of damn junk. and the president didn't stop there. he went on to call out the mainstream media for misleading the public about obama care. >> for the fewer than 5% of americans who buy insurance on your own, you will be getting a better deal. so anyone peddling the notion that insurers are cancelling people's plan without mentioning that almost all the insurers are encouraging p
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Oct 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
we want to make this work. awe stwe need to delay the mande tax. >> this has got to be delayed. >> there its no way to fix the monstrosity. >> nobody. ♪ >>> in 1985, the democrating governor of new york, mario cuomo attacked economic policies of ronald reagan in a speech he delivered at yale. governor cuomo said the reagan re-election campaign was filled with oversimplification and reagan policies if enacted would be areharsher. that led governor cuomo to say perhaps the most memorable line of any speech. he said we campaign in poetry. but when we are elected we are forced to govern in prose. tonight, president obama stands accused of campaigning in poetry when he was campaigning to passion the affordable care act. >> if you look your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. period. >> if you have health insurance. nothing in the plan will require you to change what you have. >> when president obama was campaigning for re-election the affordable care act had not been fully emmrameimplemented and sa. if you are one of more than 250 million americans wh
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Oct 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT
trillion of tax cuts for the upper part of the households in america. low income people weren't going to be impacted anyway, we never should have extended those taxes. you can't get them back now. it's permanent. and so there's no revenue except trivial loophole closing which will never happen because the lobbies dominate the process. and then finally, if i could just say, president obama stuck his toe in the water on entitlement reform, but it was the wrong toe. he said, you know, chain cpi. well, that means the person on minimum benefits is going to get hit if they had no other income. $9,000 a year, they're going to get hit. whereas a retired in florida living on a golf course getting $50,000 a year on social security and medicare is going to barely feel the nick. there should be means testing where you take the savings out of the top. so what we have is a total stalemate. we're going to do nothing on entitlements. they're going to try to raise -- >> so your forecast from your answer is you think we're going to be doing a number of these cycles all the way to 2014 to see if one par
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Nov 2, 2013 11:00am PDT
are going to suffer. >> i pay taxes and work so hard. and i believe that i should get some help. look what happened now. >> so you were down there with the chris hayes team. what's the disconnect here? the world's richest country yet we have this number of individuals, 48 million who need assistance. we've seen the number grow by 77% since 2007. what's the deal? >> i think what happened was when the 2008 financial collapse happened, there was this massive infusion of money into the food stamp program to deal with what they foresaw would be a huge increase in hunger as a result of the recession. what happened was they were able to stabilize the increase in hunger but it never went down to pre-recession levels. what's happening now is this money is getting phased out as a result of the stimulus expiring. >> where's the voice in congress? why don't they have a voice? >> there are a couple of people drawing attention to this. jim mcgovern has been a loud advocate on behalf of food stamp recipients. however, i think there's -- a lot of it has to do with a lack of interest, i think. there's
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Oct 28, 2013 3:00am PDT
taxes damaged kentuckyians. statewide you can run that way. but these house districts it's hard to sell that story. >> david ignatius people talk about the republican party. there's so many different republican parties. i talk about, you got the governors. and the success of the governors that they've had. then you got basically the senate wing of the republican party and then the house wing of the republican party. and what works for one definitely doesn't work for the other and certainly what works for some house members actually undermines presidential candidates who have any, any dream of being able to compete with hillary clinton. >> we'll see if the chris christie wing of the party, the party that will talk about how to govern and make a big state like new jersey work if that gets traction. one of the things i've been following the last few weeks is the backlash in some hard line republican house tea party districts against those tea party hard liners. for example, justin amosh from michigan is facing a challenge from a local grand a pirapids businessman. "the washington post
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Oct 31, 2013 7:00pm PDT
frustrated is he? >> we're in this together. we'll see it through. >> we need to delay the mandate tax. we need to fix this problem. >> it's been a rough couple weeks in washington. >> the shutdown was so magnificent, run beautifully. i'm so proud of these republicans. >> it's an american horror story politically. >> happy halloween. >> now that raphael call me ted cruz, he might need to get his father to tone it down, too. >> the attacks not just come from the liberals. the attacks come from the other side too. all these republicans in name only. washington is not used to what they have seen with senator ted cruz. as a matter of fact, one of those rhinos came to him within the first months like that saying, now, look, you're a junior senator. you're supposed to be quiet. and he said, i was not elected to be quiet. i'm not going to be quiet. >> was that john mccain that said that? >> i refuse to answer on the grounds that it might incriminate me. >> of course raphael cruz senior saves his harshest language for the president of the united states. >> we have our work cut out for us. we n
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Oct 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
problem in that way but it has this huge underlying problem. you cannot continue to tax as if you're a small government country and spend as if you're a big government country. eventually that's going to come back and hit you. >> so this can last until march but in the meantime we can have another crisis and almost certainly will. january 15th is the next budget deadline. february 7th is when we need to raise the borrowing limit. when you were talking to those folks, how nervous are they about those deadlines? >> i think they're getting irritated as well as nervous. that makes a difference. you sit there and you're trying to make plans, you're trying to build a factory, you're trying to hire people. would you do that if you weren't quite sure what was going to happen in terms of the government, whether you're going to get hit, for instance, because there might be a demand to close the gap really quickly. well, who's going to -- who are they going to go for? they're going to go for business and that, i think, is a big thing. businesses react to consumers' confidence and they fe
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Nov 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
rest of us pay for it in our premiums and in taxes. and the mandate requires a basic principal of insurance, basically, which is everybody gets insurance, so you spread the risk and begin to bring the cost down. that's what happened in massachusetts, and in time that's what will happen with the nation. >> that's a big if, right? on a thasnational level, that's big if. >> actually, it's not a big if. we have experience in massachusetts, and it's shown to be not only wildly successful but wildly popular. if we're going to have states be models of democracy, let's not have them be stuck in the lab, let's scale them, and that's exactly what the massachusetts plan does. >> coming up here, we'll talk more about this. some of the bombshell revelations from the 2012 campaign about hillary clinton and governor chris christie. could the news be a game changer for 2016? >>> and later, fall from grace. he was once new york city's top it's estimated that 30% of the traffic in a city is caused by people looking for parking. that's remarkable that so much energy is, is wasted. streetline has loo
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Oct 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
for tax credits or subsidies to bring the cost down. so they will be paying less for better coverage. >> quickly, did the administration over-promise when they said repeatedly if you like your plan you can keep it? >> well, it was unfortunate language. because the president nor congress in this law can really control the insurance companies that well, that effectively. they control the health care system in many ways. they're able to get away with this, and they are, as we're seeing. >> right, it was a promise that they're seeing they could not themselves keep. wendell potter, thank you very much. >>> all right, congressman barney frank's name was brought up, cited as the authority, the man supporting the bill. but that is not exactly the case. he will be here to react coming up next. i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i
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Nov 2, 2013 2:30am PDT
concerning financial decisions. also, get updates on federal tax laws, rate charts for loans and information on a variety of state requirements. >>> it may be hard to believe but thanksgiving is just around the corner. soon after the beginning the beginning of the holiday shopping season frenzy. that means that now is the time for small business owners to start getting ready for november 30th. that is small business saturday. the push to get customers to shop local kicks off into high gear this week and you need to be proactive to get them to think small. >> november 30th is the fourth annual small business saturday. a day people around the country get together to support the small businesses that create jobs and keep our neighborhoods vital. small business owners know how important the holiday shopping season is, which is why small business saturday comes between black friday and cyber monday. it's a campaign to get customers to skip the big box stores and shop locally. >> with all the publicity around black friday, people tend to be distracted and go to the mall and business is
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Nov 3, 2013 7:00am PST
poll tax. how many 90-year-olds are going to have an assistant to be able to do that? by the way, we've also seen, a judge had to sign an affidavit to be able to vote. wendy davis, candidate for governor, had to sign an affidavit to be able to vote. greg abbott, the republican candidate for governor, had to sign an affidavit to vote, because his name on his i.d. is not the same as his name in the poll book. so we're seeing at the very least a lot of people get inconvenienced by this law. we know 600,000 to 800,000 registered voters don't have the i.d. there. can you imagine what it's going to be like in texas when wendy davis and greg abbott are running against each other for governor? >> and the greg abbott piece has the sense of poetic justice, like at least he's getting caught up in his own thing. but he has resources available to him that others don't. when you talk about abbott in texas, it's also a reminder that in virginia, the other seat that is open here, where there's a big fight. in fact, maybe the last one that is competitive in that state at this point is the attorne
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Oct 28, 2013 2:30am PDT
additional revenue to repair roads but they think it's difficult to push taxes up on the gas price so they're looking at other ways. it's a user pays approach. if they study how many miles you cover by putting a little electronic box in your car maybe they can charge you appropriately for the amount you use the highway. there are privacy groups that say putting this device into cars means someone will be able to spy on you. guys, the nsa is doing it already. don't worry about the black box. >> and of course there was a day when just your taxes would pay for the roads. that's an interesting thought. we'll see you tomorrow. this was a man that once said i have a ba in dope and a ph.d. in soul. one of his classic lines. lou reed. lead singer of the band velvet underground died. the word icon, we throw it around a lot these days but there's little other way to describe lou reed. he influenced musicians from david bowie to talking heads and beyond that. velvet underground was backed and produced by andy warhol with the iconic banana on the cover of the first album. that album was a flop. i
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Nov 2, 2013 5:00am PDT
with that statement is we would never impose a medical device tax on an industry that represents about two-and-a-half percent of our gross domestic product in massachusetts that will cost jobs here in massachusetts. one of the problems is what we did in massachusetts was tailored to our population. it took advantage of health care and a number of different things, one of them, steve, was the fact that we had merged the non-group market with the individual market to try to spread out risks. what does the federal plan do? well, it reduces the number of rating factors we can use to evaluate risk for that pool. it's undermine wack we want to do. in fact, we have pleaded with our governor, governor patrick has asked the federal government, give us a waiver so that we can evaluate and price risk fairly and yet we now are going to be forced to use 4 rating factors as opposed to 106789 that's one of the major points of distinction here, massachusetts plan worked because it was designed for pennsylvania. we had expertise, for instance, in pricing risks. we had growth markets in medical devices.
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